Northeast Scotland British National Party activists were met with a fantastic reception in Aboyne when they turned out to help in a local election campaign, reports local candidate Roy Jones.
"This has been a very encouraging response from a small rural community in Alford," Mr Jones told BNP News. "We found a number of former SNP voters who expressed great interest in the BNP, mainly for the fact that the SNP is now actively courting the Muslim vote. The former SNP voters are most certainly opposed to living in an Islamic state under sharia law, and feel that this is something the SNP supports," he said
Hmmmm...on a number of counts there.
Might be worth checking the result at the end of the month there just out of interest.
This news belongs to a slightly firmer variety of reality and is all the more welcome for that:
CONSERVATIVES that are to stand for the European Parliament have said they will not share a platform with candidates from the far-right BNP.
For the first time, the BNP will field six candidates in Scotland at the Euro Elections in June.
However, the Conservatives have said they will not take part in hustings where the party is involved.
Tory MEP Struan Stevenson said, "The BNP are running a full field of candidates in Scotland.
"All of our candidates have agreed not to share a hustings with them. We are not sharing a platform with fascists or racists."
The right to "Freedom of speech" (as long as you stay within legal guidelines) in a democratic society entitles you to just that- the right to express your opinions, no matter how odious everyone else may find them. The right to "Freedom of speech" doesn't mean the rest of us should be forced to listen to those views or participate in any forums where those views are expressed. The Conservatibes have got it 100% right on this one.